Sometimes different Elders pronounce the same word in different ways, but the difference could not clearly be ascribed to dialect differences. In this case, the two words are both given, separated with ~ , the variation sign. If more than one word was known for an item, multiple entries were given.
The Island data in this project come from the research of Donna Gerdts and Brian Compton. The audio files come from the Talking Hul'q'umin'um' Dictionary, a CD-ROM programmed by Colleen Penrowley. For that project, Colleen recorded the voices of Hul'q'umin'um' elders Hazel Good, Margaret James, Bill Seward, and Theresa Thorne. Also, film clips of Chemainus speakers appear in this project.